Month: August 2013

El Nido Part 1: How To Get There

It all started with the then-Airphil-Express-now-PAL-Express seal sale in January 2013. It was the start of the year and the official holidays for 2013 are already out. I have my heart on booking a flight to Puerto Princesa because I learned that you can go to El Nido from there. So I booked. And I realized that I clicked July 4 to 8, 2013 which would fall under Jump and Lora’s wedding. And I paid for it. Damn credit card. I don’t know if Jeff got angry, but I’m pretty sure he’s upset. So I said I’m gonna pay for the fare. The next day, I booked another Puerto Princesa flight. This time I clicked the correct dates — August 21 to 27, 2013. Success! Actually, our flights were rescheduled two times after this booking, so I just opted for an August 26 fly back. Our friend Paula, already went to El Nido via Puerto Princesa. She told us she’s going to give us an itinerary to follow. I will be uploading a file here …

Bucketlist #27: Visit El Nido, Palawan

Antipolo, as we all know, is on top of the mountain located in the east of Manila. Growing up there, I only saw the beach twice when I was in gradeschool– during excursions in my mom’s company. She used to work for a textile factory and every year, they schedule trips to Matabungkay or Quezon beaches. My next few trips would be with my family in Pangasinan and Quezon. I’ve always loved the beach. The smell of salty water and the roughness of the sand under my feet are things that I’d kill to have every single day. Okay, no, not kill. Haha! In highschool, we studied about about geography and I was amazed on how beautiful El Nido and Tubbataha Reef. I then promised myself that I will one day see El Nido. I did.  Big Lagoon, El Nido, Palawan I will be writing about this one day at a time. I will be sharing photos that I took, tips, and our experience. Ready? Let’s go!

Question 1127

So my friend, Addie is that one person who blogs a lot. I love what she writes and follows her posts. She has this one section in her blog BETWIXT AND BETWEEN called Thought Questions. Today, I am picking it up from her and answering my first ever question. It is not a secret that I love my family very much. I kind of have the same level of love for them and for Jeff. I bet they both won’t mind. My favorite person in our house is my Mama, then my Papa, then my sibs. So my most favorite place would be home. Since Jeff and I got married last year, I moved in with him and his family in the south. South meaning south of Manila. My family lives in Antipolo, which is about 45 minutes and 30 kilometers away. I love going home to my parents. I love seeing my Mama. Four hours with her every week gives me the courage to face the next 164 hours. She is my rock, my …

Just being cryptic.

Cryptic is defined by the dictionary as something having a secret meaning. It’s like saying something indirectly. I came to realize that people try to be cryptic because they want to say something real and be politically correct at the same time. Putting these two things together in one sentence used to be impossible, until we learned to associate them with the word cryptic. Today, I am in the mood to be one.